The girls and amma made carrot cake for me and the girls made umpteen cards( including pop up ones) and some plastic bead maalais and bracelets
S a dear friend and now neighbour, baked me a cake and got it with her adorable girls in the evening
Wishes poured in and made my day and Navy despite being away on office tour took an earlier flight home!
The previous day, I had a great official trip to Ahbad with some personal stuff thrown
in a visit to Sanskriti for clothes and one to Govardhan Taal for Gujju
food aaaand a visit to the Book Fair there!!
Today , I met some of the blog friends and was greeted with flowers in a restaurant called Carrot!!
Had a nice cosy session at Easy Lib. Surprised to see such few people know of the awesome Karadi Rhymes. More pics at Art's Tales.
In other news, Anush and Adi have begun sleeping in their own room by themselves.Very proud of Adi and for Anush - slow but steady progress.
Anush is a pillar of strength for Adi and I see her constantly helping her overcome fears. The other day the bouncy castle that seemed so intimidating to Adi became a wonderful experience thanks to Anushka.
Had a good time at Bookalore. First time I got a real bouquet for story telling!!
Went to Indya Kaleidoscope and it has lovely stuff though many of the things we already have
Ate with a dear and talented friend S at The Great Indian Thali. Was wowed by the padwal sweet and got the recipe for palak halwa.
This is the first weekend that I was home without Navy and the girls.
They went to Cmani as I was busy with Bookalore .
Usually I am away when I do over-nighters on work.
This was truly relaxing and helped get a lot of home work done.
The girls attended two camps this summer so far- Juniors' Journey was fabulous - well structured, neat, good quality crafts and interesting activities Kara was a second as per the girls - possibly more crowded ? more of a play school....
The girls were very helpful with the surprise do for Navaneeth
They have been surprising me with birthday cards ever since- hehe.
In terms of trips we have done the Art Museum, Chintamani (twice), Chennai and look forward to the long outing next month.
They have been of course indulging in books, games, photography and crafts at home, in the play park, in the apartment pool.
The header pic is by Anushka. Thought it was interesting
The Art detective kit comprises of picture clues on paintings. Printed on cards and well made they also pose a series of fun questions about the art. The kit includes works of artists
like Jamini Roy and Amrita Sher-Gil.
I tired to keep Adi involved with simpler clues to find other paintings.
The gallery itself is beautifully laid out and there is a cafe too.
A painting contest for kids is to be held on 20th April.